James has been a District Councillor representing local residents for the 14 of the 23 years he has lived in Lower Heyford. He has also been a Parish Councillor in the village for over 17 years. Retired both from being a chartered accountant and a TA officer, he has the time to devote himself to a range of voluntary causes including St John Ambulance and charities involved with supporting disabled ex-servicemen. On Cherwell District Council, James’ focus is on planning matters and housing. He has a long track record in standing up for residents’ views and supporting local Parish Councils with community initiatives.
The Fringford and Heyford Ward comprises the villages of; Ardley with Fewcott, Bainton, Baynards Green, Bucknell, Caulcott, Chesterton, Cottisford, Finmere, Fringford, Fulwell, Godington, Hardwick, Hethe, Heyford Park, Juniper Hill, Kirtlington, Little Chesterton, Lower Heyford, Middleton Stoney, Mixbury, Newton Morrell, Newton Purcell, Stoke Lyne, Stratton Audley, Tusmore and Upper Heyford.